So, now that the second floor is almost done, we need to pick some ceiling lights for the three main rooms: V's Salon (f/k/a the kitchen), Bibliotheque & Bedroom
For V's salon, we discussed something simple. Milk-glass was discussed. V said "Cake-shaped" - which brings to mind the standard kitchen fixtures from the fifties with their nubbly milk glass shades. Like this:
Although I like them in the right room, I think these scream "1950's kitchen" and we're trying to turn the old kitchen into something more than a kitchen.
I like the idea of a light that stands a little off the ceiling - rather than a full on flush-mount. But what we don't want is something big and bulky that hangs too far down since the ceiling is already a little lowish. We just removed the big dark ugly ceiling fan and we definitely don't want to go back that direction.
We talked, I think, about something like this - might be good:
$52 at Home Depot. It would probably be worth painting the "antique bronze" mounting part of it some other color - something other than white or dark - but fun? Poppy maybe? I dunno - just not this awful faux antiquey metal color. Maybe make it look like this genuine old one off ebay for $105 (with shipping):
or this new one from Rejuvenation - (http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/hawkins) - $195 plush shipping:
Anyway, the kitchen/weirding room is V's choice.
For the middle room - the biblioteque (which we will probably end up calling the den), I think what we most want to avoid is anything that draws attention up or to the ceiling. It is a windowless room and already feels pretty confined so I think simple and very light is best. I could almost just go with a really flat simple flush-mount fixture like I grew up with in my bedroom. Like this:
And that's even a little more decorative than I had in mind. I just mean a square shade with a nut in the center.
Or what about something like this? (Home Depot - $130).
I like it. V?
For the bedroom, again, I think simple and flush mount is the trick. But a little more decorative or designey would be good. Something like this, maybe? $165 online (http://www.lightingnewyork.com/product/kichler-lighting-pira-flush-mount-10804ba.html)
So there it is. We have to pick these out and get them ASAP though because I need the contractor to install them this week (i.e., on Friday I guess) so that we can get the apartment re-inspected next week for the refi.